Hot Tubs Can Improve Your Mental Wellbeing

Hot tubs are famed for their benefits to physical health. But did you know that on top of the many benefits to your body, they can do equally as much for your mind? There’s something about soaking in warm water that’s good for your mental health. Read on to learn how a regular soak in your hot tub can improve your mental well-being. 

Better Sleep
Poor sleep or a total lack of sleep is bad for both your physical and mental health. Soaking in a hot tub an hour before bed has been proven to make sleeping easier and sleep cycles deeper. Spending time in a hot tub raises the body’s core temperature, which falls a bit soon after. This closely mimics the body’s natural sleep cycle, hence improving your sleep quality. 

Many of us don’t realize how sleep, or lack thereof, affects our overall mood. Better sleep generally means less anxiety, stress, and other mental health problems, so a good night’s sleep is definitely good for your mental well-being. 

Improved Hormonal Balance
Have you ever heard of the “stress hormone” serotonin? Hot tubs do a fantastic job of bringing their levels down, along with epinephrine, while at the same time raising serotonin and dopamine levels in the brain. So what does that mean for you? Soaking in a hot tub provides a hormonal readjustment by increasing blood flow and easing your breathing rates. Serotonin and dopamine are known to bring plenty of benefits and help you improve certain mental health stressors, while lower levels of cortisol also mean that there is less stress, fear, anxiety, and depression. 

Improved General Mood
Millions of people across the world suffer from depression, low mood, and other unpleasant emotions. Soaking regularly in a hot tub is an excellent way to relax and get a quick mood boost. There’s even a study that shows soaking in warm water reduces depression more than exercise! Hydrotherapy is also known to reduce physical pains such as joint and back pains. Many know how joint and back pain can throw off your equilibrium. With the discomfort off your mind, you’ll be happier and more at ease. 

Natural Headache Relief
This is specific to people who are prone to tension headaches. A few minutes in a hot tub is sure to relax your tense muscles, relax your breathing and send that headache away. If stress causes your headaches, a soak in warm water alleviates the stress and the headache as a result. 

Your East Texas Hot Tub Experts
A hot tub is an excellent investment for people who want to improve their mental health. A regular soak is effective for stress relief activity, better sleep, hormonal balance, and improving overall mood. Give the hot tub experts at Backyard Oasis a call today to learn more about the different hot tub options available and how you can start benefiting from them today!

About the Company

Backyard Oasis Pools & Spas is a family-owned and operated pool and hot tub company providing East Texas homeowners with all of their pool care needs since 1983. We specialize in inground pool design & construction, pool service & maintenance, as well above ground pools and portable hot tubs. Our Livingston pool supply store has everything you need to keep your pool and hot tub swim-ready at all times. 

Backyard Oasis Pools & Spas is the East Texas expert pool and spa company, and we look forward to bringing 40 years of experience and expertise to your backyard. Our award-winning and certified pool builders and service technicians are excited to help you with all of your outdoor living needs. From new pool construction and pool renovation to hot tub installation, above ground pools, and more, Backyard Oasis Pools & Spas makes it easy for you. Contact us or stop by and see us today!